Golden Girl Blanche: 2017 Winnebago Navion Mercedes Sprinter

53 reviews
Class CSan Jose, CA
5 guests
Sleeps 4
24 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

Blanche is a Golden Girl, with sass and spirit! She's petite, at 24 feet long, which means she can camp in National Parks (where restrictions on bigger rigs exist), take winding mountain roads, and explore in cities (though we'd caution against Boston's low bridges!).

We are pampered campers, and Blanche caters to our needs. Automatic leveling jacks, her own wifi, a fridge and freezer, AC/heat, instant hot water, a pristine (and strong!) shower, outdoor shower for muddy boots and puppy paws, satellite radio, gas stove, oven, microwave, automatic awning, and two beds with memory foam toppers are just some of the comforts Blanche has to offer.

Built on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis with Winnebago's best-in-class house features, we went "whole hog" when we bought Blanche. She's our personal rig, we baby her, and it shows.

If you're looking for the ultimate California road trip, and want a cushy hotel-on-wheels to see our state's fabulous coast, beautiful vineyards, Spectacular mountains, lakes, massive redwoods and sequoias, or just ramble along and see where the road takes you, Blanche is a wonderful rig who will take you in style. But don't let California limit your imagination - Blanche has been to almost every US state. Get out there and explore!

We'll be happy to help you coordinate your trip, offer tips and tricks, and cheer for you as you embark on your great American Road Trip.

Lgbtqia+ safe space, stickers and high-fives to prove it. We do have rainbow flags and solidarity stickers for POC & Indigenous Rights on Blanche (she's our personal rig).

Festivals are ok, but require pre-approval. Absolutely no Burning Man. We have GPS installed, and a violation of this rule will result in forfeiture of your deposit.

May the road be good to you. Open road, open mind, open hearts. See the Beautiful West Coast with our Golden Girl, Blanche!

What's included

- Wifi
- SiriusXM Satelite Radio
- DVD Player, TV
- Fresh Linens
- 4 Adult Camping Chairs
- 2 child-sized camping chairs
- Camp table (for cooking prep)
- Utensils, cookware, and cooking utensils
- Plates, bowls, cups
- Cutting boards
- Trash can (inside and camp)
- Two camp rugs

Recommendations

Left Coast is the Best Coast! Just minutes from San Jose, you can find yourself on the Pacific Coast, Highway 1, San Francisco, vineyards, or the magnificent Redwood forests of Northern California. She's just 24 feet long and drives like a truck - that means she can navigate tricky roads, and fits into National Parks where bigger rigs aren't allowed.

But don't limit your imagination - Blanche has been to most of the "lower 48." Last year alone, our epic road trip included:

12,021 miles
24 National Parks
15 junior ranger programs completed (this is a must-do if you have kids!)
34 states + DC
Temps as high as 127° and as low as 43°
3 Great Lakes, 2 Oceans, 1 Gulf
New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and many other big cities
Hundreds of tiny hamlets, towns, and farms

Where do we camp up for the night? Well, for our family, this is how it nets out:
20% BLM boondocking & national parks
20% campgrounds (KOA and private parks)
20% Harvest Hosts and farm stays
33% with family & friends (Blanche fits in most driveways!)
7% hotels (sometimes you need a fancy night on a long, long, long trip)

Other things to note

For an additional fee, we can also provide:
- Electric skillet (there may be camp fire restrictions on the West Coast)
- Toiletries
- Towels (Quick-dry or bath towels)
- Propane Grill

Please include your preference for bedding in your rental request.
1. Clean, sanitized bedding and towels - $50 assessed for laundry upon return
2. All new for you: purchase new bedding to be shipped to Blanche. Take it with you when you leave, or I'll donate it to a local shelter on your behalf. Amazon link provided upon request.
3. Bring your own bedding. Please include a fitted sheet for each mattress you'll be using.
- Pop-up shelter to use instead of the awning (wind and storms can damage it)
- Cooler
- Groceries, soft drinks, beer, and wine
- Something you don't want to pack? Just ask, we can probably accommodate you.

Please note that we do not tolerate any misinformation about your destination. GPS is installed in Blanche, and if she goes to a prohibited area, fees will be assessed.

ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING MAN. You will be assessed a $10,000 fee plus the cost of damages if you take the RV to Burning Man Festival.

See this article for more information:
https://www.outdoorsy.com/help/are-there-restrictions-on-locations-where-a-vehicle-can-be-driven


Features

2017 Winnebago Navion
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 31 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 26 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Inside shower
  • Outside shower
  • Toilet
  • Generator
  • Audio inputs
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • TV / DVD

Meet your host, Kristen

Member since 2022

Hi!
My husband, Andrew, and our 4 children love to take our RV, Blanche, out on the road every chance we get. We've traveled to most US states, over 30 National Parks, and our favorite places to camp have been off-grid, boondocking in wild places. We take our dogs, Scout and Dolly, with us whenever we can. See you on the road!

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Music festival friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
  • 4 generator hours / day
24/7 roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

4-person tent
North Face 4-person tent
$40.00
/each
Burning Man Penalty
If taken to Burning Man, or any other prohibited area, you assume liability for $10,000 breach of contract.
$10,000.00
/each
CA wine and snacks
Two bottles of California wine and a selection of Made in CA snacks for happy camping
$75.00
/each

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There’s a 4 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Monthly (30+ nights): 2.8% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $1,000.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $150.00. This fee will cover preparing the RV for rental and required maintenance checks.
Golden Girl Blanche: 2017 Winnebago Navion Mercedes Sprinter

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Reviews

(5)

Guest photos

Benjamin C.

November 20225

Great time!

Christine V.

October 20225

Enjoyed everything Blanche had to offer. The communication with Kristen and her husband was amazing, they helped through any questions we had. We where able to fit in all national parks, and the vehicle is so reliable. We’re definitely renting from them again in the future

Megan M.

August 20225

‘Blanche’ the RV was awesome! Easy to drive and park. Slide out makes it so spacious. Comfortable sleeping, great accommodations. Kristen and Andrew are awesome and showed us the ropes.

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the owner

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
A.
Just send us a message and we'll see how we can help out. We live very close to San Jose International airport (SJC), Diridon station (Amtrak), and aren't far from San Francisco and Oakland International airports. If you'd like to park your car on our street while you're on your trip, there's ample street parking, and we'll keep an eye out. We work from home, so we can work around your schedules.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
A.
Yep! And we'll give you a whole book of information, lovingly crafted through our travels.

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
A.
Very simply. Here's a handy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RRXgWyIOX0

Location

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